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>>> i want to on "nightline" another war? the breaking plus. u.s. and allies prepare to intervene in the bloody war in libya after the u.n. authorizes military action against gadhafi's forces. >> and in a worldwide exclusive, gadhafi's sons talk from tripoli tonight. >>> plus, nuclear code red. we have the latest on the desperate efforts of the japanese to stop the deadly chain of events from turning into a all-out nuclear catastrophe. are they at the point of no return? >>> and the inconvenient truth. the race to cool a stockpile of radioactive fuel rods getting dangerously hot and what scientists fear if that race is lost. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin in libya where the u.s. and its allies appear poised to take military action on the heels of a u.n. resolution earlier this evening imposing a no-fly zone over the country and authorizing quote, all necessary measures to protect civilians. hours earlier, libya -- we spoke to gadhafi's son. christiane joins me now. you were just in libya, what can you tell us? >> well, i think they
gadhafi. we spoke to people on the streets there. they're thankful to countries like the u.s. and france and great britain. they believe this will eventually lead to a free libya. there's a period of insurgency. this is the scary part because of how illogical gadhafi is and because of what he called his thirst for blood. christiane? >> alex, thanks. let's go to the capital of tripoli again. that could soon be ground zero in this con frikt. moammar gadhafi is there. so is allen little, from the bbc. he joins us live. you heard the mood in benghazi. what do you think the next move is in tripoli? how are they portraying it there? >> reporter: well, finding colonel gadhafi. as from his son, saif. largely for domestic consumption. it's not hard to find people around the city here echoing the sentiments. people saying they're willing to die along with the colonel if it comes to that. there's no doubting the sin sart of the people and the passion with which they speak. their devotion gets more intense. the more isolated he becomes from the world. how representative is that voice? no other voice
developments on two big stories. is the u.s. preparing to bomb libya? the u.n.'s major decision to protect libyan civilians from the gadhafi regime. >>> and also the race to stop a nuclear disaster in japan. today's desperate emergency action to stop an all outright meltdown. it is friday, march 18th. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm peggy bunker. >> and i'm rob nelson. >>> military action against libya could happen in just a matter of hours. meanwhile, moammar gadhafi's son interviewed exclusively with abc news is now responding and is as defiant as ever. >>> and as nuclear crisis escalates in japan, the west coast of the united states is now on alert already monitoring radiation levels there. >> it's funny, too, because they say they have those monitors up already. in seattle, your hometown, will be the first place to know if a wave does hit us. >> and the epa will be watching that closely. that's for sure. >>> we do begin with the dramatic decision to take military action in libya. the u.n. security council voted just hours ago. >> and now the u.s., france, britain and other countries ar
. >> you were reporting this on "world news" last night. more missile strikes for the u.s. and allies against libya. now there is growing concern over how gadhafi will respond and whether he'll make good on his threat of terrorism. >>> and the latest from japan this morning. officials there saying the death toll now tops 18,000 this morning. an incredible number. and new concerns about radiation. contaminating, not only the tap water, but the vegetables there and seafood. we'll have a live report from the quake zone. >>> and in this country, a spring roared in california. snow, ice, rock slides shutting down major highways this morning. sam is standing by with the very latest on that. >> the first full day of spring, david. >>> let's get right to libya. and the latest actions by the u.s. and its allies. french fighter jets for the third day in a row, headed to libya. we have a team of correspondents, covering all of the angles this morning, starting with martha raddatz, in washington where she's been reporting all through the night. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the strikes have t
gadhafi is under increased pressure from u.s. and international leaders, american warships on their way as a show of force. and questions about gadhafi's mental status following an interview he gave to christiane amanpour, first interview to reporters since the uprising began. >> they love me, all. >> reporter: if they do love you -- >> they will die to pro pekt me, my people. >> reporter: if you say they do love you, then why are they capturing bengazi -- >> it is al qaeda, it is al qaeda, not my people. al qaeda, yes. >> now, he laughed off the idea that he would ever leave libya, asking why would i leave my homeland? >>> in washington, u.s. ambassador to the united nations says gadhafi's comments seem, quote, delusional and some strong reaction among the opposition forces in libya who have taken over the city of benghazi. alex marquardt reports. >> reporter: this is hatred for gadhafi. the react to the interview with christiane amanpour ranged from disbelief to fury. >> everybody, even he lies, he knows he's lying and he knows people listening to him are aware he's lying. >> reporter
's not going to change. but it seems that the u.s. is trying to do a last-ditch effort to prevent a slaughter in benghazi. and saif gadhafi said, don't bomb us. it was very strange. listen to what he said. >> we want, even americans, to help us get rid of the remnants of those people and have a peaceful country. we want you to help us 20, you know, middle east democracy. more freedom. being peaceful. but not to threaten us with air strikes. we will not be afraid. >> and he said whatever happens is not going to cause his father to leave office. >> but i couldn't help but when we were listening with george. if you're waking up this morning and you hear that his father is considering shooting down passenger planes. american passenger planes. is he serious about that? >> well, the defense minister made that threat. and they did do lockerbie. they've taken admission for it. they do do that. clearly, one of the things that happens is you have to be prepared for some kind of retaliation. and they're threatening terrorism. >> what's your gut here? >> the gut is they don't have significant air defense
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all that eager. there's a real debate, right? >> that's right, the u.s. has 727 million barrels sitting the in the strategic oil reserve. this is for emergencies only. take a look at the last time we did it, hurricane katrina, we tapped into 11 million barrels of oil. that only brought the price of gas down 3%. that's not enough to really hit home. it saves people probably about $10, george. 10 cents a gallon. >> all right, bianna, thanks very much. >>> the crisis in libya also affecting gas prices forces loyal to moammar gadhafi and the battle to key cities in libya. the obama administration is under growing pressure to stop the violence. martha raddatz is in washington with the latest. good morning. >>> good morning, robin. this is one of those growing crises where there are no easy answers and certainly no quick fixes. but that does not take the pressure off the administration. >> reporter: while rebels celebrated after pushing gadhafi's forces out of northern libya, this appears to be a fight no one is winning. a chess game that has stalled now prompting more calms for the u
secretary gates will the u.s. have been fully pulled out of this mission by the end of 2011. secretary gates says there's no one who has an answer to that question. and the american people are skeptical and have a lot of questions. this military action has a 47% approval rating. that's allow. usually when the u.s. launches a military action there's a rally around the flag. you see numbers in the 60s and 70s. the president has his work cut out for him, that's why he's speaking to the american people tonight to boost his support and explain why they're there. >> and he will emphasize that no u.s. ground troops will be used. jake thanks very much. we'll cover the president's address, diane sawyer will anchor at 7:30 eastern. and you can see it on abc. >> anxious to hear what the president is going to say. >>> there was an unusual apology from the vice president's office after a biden staffer ushered a reporter to a storage closet to wait there. it appears that they did not want the orlando sentinel talking before the vice president shows up. >> reporter: the incident ex
in the cold case of a retired fbi agent who vanished in iran in 2007. the u.s. government now says robert levinson is alive and being held somewhere in southeast asia. it's asking iran for help reuniting levinson with his family. but iran insists it knows nothing. it's unclear why evidence in the case has just now emerged. >>> the nfl and the players union have gone into overtime. they put another 24 hours on the clock to settle their labor dispute. midnight tonight is the new deadline for both sides to agree on the $9 billion revenue sharing package, or face the first work stoppage since 1987. >>> and airfares are taking off again. the major airlines are charging up to $20 more for round-trip domestic flights. it's not your imagination. it's the sixth time this year they've raised fares, thanks to high oil prices. >>> there's a major, new survey out on sex this morning. it shows abstinence is in. 28% of people 15-24 say they've never had sexual contact with another person. that's up from 22% early last decade. many say, they're just too busy with other activities. that's the news at 7:16
. >>> and for more on this, let's turn to the u.s. ambassador for the united nations, susan rice. good morning, ambassador rice. well, you saw that interview with christiane amanpour. yesterday, you called gadhafi delusional, accused of slaughtering his own people. he's continuing to attack rebel forces today. you listen to him and he sounds like a man who's not willing to go. are you hearing anything through diplomatic channel which is would suggest he could be persuaded to go? or is this a fight to the death? >> good morning, george. good to be with you. i think the international community has joined with the people of libya, expressing their outrage at the killing and slaughtering and the frankly crazy behavior we've seen out of colonel gadhafi. the international community is going to keep the pressure on. the european union adopted strong sanctions yesterday, joining the united states, which has seized $30 billion in gadhafi-related assets. there's military contingency planning under way for humanitarian and other contingencies. we're going to keep the pressure on gadhafi until he steps do
on possible military operations. gadhafi is promising to fight any no-fly zone, which he says proves the u.s. and other western nations are out to steal libya's oil. miguel marquez is on the scene in tripoli. miguel? >> reporter: good morning, george. moammar gadhafi is more confident this morning as the rebel advance in the east has been stopped in its tracks by his superior fire power. rebel forces have fallen back to the port city of ras lanuf and are digging in. now simply trying to hold their ground. a stunning turn of events. just days ago, rebel forces raced hundreds of miles towards tripoli. the momentum, with them. >> today, we can get ras lanuf. tomorrow, we will kill you everywhere in libya. >> reporter: anti-government protests broke in the capital and nearby towns. it looked like the end to one of the world's most bizarre authoritarian rulers. but dissent in and around tripoli is being violently crushed with everything such as riot police to tanks. in the capital where reporters cannot go, one said by phone, the fire is so heavy, the destruction so complete, it's like the town i
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